Park Roads

The map below shows the current status of all park roads. Click on a road segment to get more detail. Temporary closures are always possible. Check locally for road updates.

Yellowstone Live - Roads

Real-time road status information for Yellowstone National Park.

Current Road Status

  • All roads and entrances are open for the season except Craig Pass. Temporary closures can happen at any time.
  • The road from the park's North Entrance at Gardiner, MT, through Mammoth Hot Springs and on to Cooke City, MT, outside the park's Northeast Entrance is open all year. The road east of Cooke City to WY 296 is open. Check Montana travel conditions (1-800-226-7623) and Wyoming travel conditions (1-888-996-7623) before traveling.

2015 Spring Road Opening Dates

Weather permitting, roads open at 8 am. Changes and delays are always possible.

  • April 17: Mammoth to Old Faithful;Madison to West Entrance;Norris to Canyon.
  • May 1: Canyon Junction to Lake;Lake to East Entrance (Sylvan Pass).
  • May 8: Lake to South Entrance;Tower Junction to Tower Fall.
  • May 22: Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass); Beartooth Highway.
  • June 11: Old Faithful to West Thumb (Craig Pass).
2015 Fall Closing Dates
  • October 13: Beartooth Pass and Dunraven Pass close
  • November 2: All roads except the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast entrance close at 8:00 am

General Road and Entrance Information

  • Most park roads are CLOSED to auto travel between early November and late April.
  • The road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through the park to Cooke City, Montana, via Tower Junction is open twenty-four hours a day, all year to auto travel.
  • U.S. Highway 212 is closed to auto travel just east of Cooke City from late fall to late spring.
  • Visit our Road Construction and Delays and Park Entrances pages for more information.
  • For more information on biking in the shoulder seasons please see our spring and fall bike pages.

Current Fire Activity

Current fire activity and any impacts on road travel are shown on this Park Roads map. For detailed information about individual fires, see Current Fire Activity.

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